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Location DB > United States > Tennessee > Memphis > Sears Crosstown Building
Sears Crosstown Building
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created by Opheliaism on 7/31/2004 9:29 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 6/10/2021 12:21 AM
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1,365,004 sf 11-story building, zoned IL-Light Industrial. Distribution center with retail space, 250,000 sf office area. Brick construction, built-up roof, 5' floor; built 1927. 11' ceiling height, 1 truck door. 3 phase electric; gas, water, sewer service and sprinklers available. Site acreage is 19.6 acres with 1,526 parking spaces. For sale $10,000,000.

6/9/21 - this building has been repurposed into mixed use development including apartments and stores. It's now known as Crosstown Concorse

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Owner: Private Owners
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    -intact 1970's mainframe computer [update: vandalized]
    -full electrical/boiler room
    -spiral slides
    -conveyer belts and heavy machinery
    -several rooms of spare parts
    -great view from top of tower
    -pneumatic tube system
    -several offices left seemingly undisturbed
    -sears retail area
    -escalators and basement
    -elevator equipment
    -large water tank in tower (First of its kind)
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • dogs
  • part-time guard
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • Workers during the day
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1927
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • rope
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    camera, waders
    The Sears Roebuck Building was the largest structure in the midtown Memphis area and made Memphis the center for the large mail order business. It became the buying headquarters for several Southern and midwestern states.

    This Memphis landmark was built in 1927 at a cost $15 million. A commercial Art Deco design that covered more than 4 acres. On opening day, August 27, 1927, 47,000 people visited the the 634,000 square foot retail and distribution center.
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     Future Plans
    Owned by a very private group of Texas investors. For sale for 5 million dollars, though no one seems interested.
    Can it still be done?
    Thu, Oct 11th, 2007
    posted by Metaprogrammer

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    Sears Crosstown Building
    Sat, Jul 31st, 2004
    posted by Opheliaism
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    More Crosstown Pics
    Thu, Mar 17th, 2005
    posted by lordpook
    43 pictures
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    First Visit (8/16/04)
    Fri, Jan 27th, 2006
    posted by brett
    33 pictures
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    sunday morning worship
    Mon, Jun 19th, 2006
    posted by natxtron
    23 pictures
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    force to be reckoned with
    Mon, Jun 19th, 2006
    posted by natxtron
    25 pictures
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    home away from home
    Fri, Jul 21st, 2006
    posted by natxtron
    3 pictures
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    Sears Conquered Once More
    Fri, Oct 12th, 2007
    posted by Metaprogrammer
    8 pictures
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    Holy crap.
    Mon, Nov 19th, 2007
    posted by SaraBellum
    11 pictures
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    Just can't get enough.
    Mon, Dec 3rd, 2007
    posted by SaraBellum
    9 pictures

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    Badly Faked Pan
    Sun, Mar 20th, 2005
    posted by lordpook
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/10/2021 12:22 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 10 21 at 0:22, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 10 21 at 0:22, Emperor Wang made this location public
  • on Jun 10 21 at 0:21, Emperor Wang changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jun 10 21 at 0:20, Emperor Wang changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Jun 10 21 at 0:19, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Future Plans
  • on Jun 9 21 at 20:43, Dark_Aaron changed the following: Future Plans, Description
  • on Jun 9 21 at 20:42, Dark_Aaron changed the following: Year Closed, Accessibility, Recommendation, Future Plans, Web Links
  • on Jun 25 14 at 10:32, Steed validated this location
  • on Oct 17 13 at 18:06, mutatingcat01 changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on May 31 12 at 15:28, Opheliaism validated this location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.SecurityMetaprogrammer133810/11/2007 1:27 AM by Metaprogrammer
    You must log in for this feature to work.Sears Crosstown SoldOpheliaism23158/10/2007 7:04 PM by Opheliaism
    You must log in for this feature to work.Access (circa 12/05)brett05821/10/2006 11:33 PM by brett
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